Why Nurses Love to Work in Home Health and Hospice
As one of the Commonwealth’s largest home health, hospice and palliative care providers, VNA Care serves more than 27,000 patients each year with the expertise of a dedicated, compassionate, and highly skilled workforce. While job opportunities in healthcare continue to expand, home health and hospice care are excellent career paths for nurses as care moves out of facilities. VNA Care staff members deliver a full range of home health and hospice services to patients of all ages and health care needs directly in the home, taking into consideration the well-being of both patients and their families. Here are a few reasons why our nurses at VNA Care love working in the home environment.
While facility-based healthcare professions come with rigid shift schedules, home health and hospice nurses have more flexibility in scheduling patient visits. At VNA Care, we provide patient care seven days a week with opportunities to work weekdays, weeknights, and weekends as well as full-time, part-time, and per diem. The variety of schedules provides nurses more flexibility for work-life balance or to continue their education. We understand that our nurses have their own responsibilities and obligations outside of work, and providing adaptable schedules makes finding that balance easier.
Independence and Autonomy
Home health and hospice nurses work independently in coordination with their multi-disciplinary teams and clinical service manager as they care for patients. It’s a challenging and rewarding field that allows nurses to practice at the top of their license. Seeing patients in the home setting enables VNA Care’s clinicians to personalize care and develop strong relationships with each of their patients and their families.
Learning and Growing Opportunities
Our nurses are never alone throughout their learning process. VNA Care’s nurse specialists provide their expertise to help their colleagues learn new skills such as wound care and IVs. Nurses are also supported by their clinical service manager and collaborate with other members of the team (such as rehab therapists, social workers, etc.) to provide the best possible patient care.
Along with exceptional team support, VNA Care’s healthcare professionals also enjoy competitive benefits including HMO and PPO health insurance plans with a company-sponsored health reimbursement arrangement to offset deductible expenses, dental plans, vision plans, and much more. We encourage a manageable work-life balance and incorporate additional benefits to help you outside of your careers such as pet insurance and auto and homeowners’ insurance. Compensation, including signing bonuses for certain positions, is just one side of the coin – room for professional growth is a priority at VNA Care, and our career opportunities aim to provide the necessary support and resources to help you meet your personal and professional goals. Founded by Massachusetts’ most established home care organizations, VNA Care Network, VNA of Boston and VNA Hospice & Palliative Care, VNA Care has built a company culture of mutual trust and support that enables clinicians to deliver exceptional care.
For More Information
Interested in pursuing a career in home health or hospice nursing? Visit our website at vnacare.org/careers or email us at [email protected]. We are here to answer any questions as you explore the next opportunity in your healthcare career.